The Shapkins Defender – Losing My Mind

Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.)

Let’s get to it!

“Hey, Shapkins Defender. I notice the Blue Jays won’t be taking any players to arbitration this year. Do you think this represents a philosophical shift or just a reflection of the fact that so much of the roster is pre-arb guys? Thanks!” – Faiq Naym.

I just realized there’s less than a month until spring training starts! That’s fun!

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“Sup, SD? Who is going to provide the catching depth at Buffalo this year? Riley Adams should be there. But since he hasn’t played above AA yet, they should probably get a veteran to join him, right?” – Imagen Nairy.

Just over two months and it’ll be Montreal time! Hell yes!

“Greetings, my good sir! What relievers do you think the Jays will target before the season starts?” – Phick Shunal

I miss baseball so much.

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